Whether you are just itching to get back to the trails and the lakes or you prefer to take some time to stop and smell the roses, Kosciusko County offers a variety of experiences for living well in the spring.

Spring state of mind

The egg has been a symbol of spring for centuries, so what better way to put a spring in your step than a visit to the Metone Egg Festival? This annual, three-day festival features entertainment, games, great food, a festival parade and more.

Spring in motion

After months of sitting around the house reading fishing magazines, re-arranging the tackle box a dozen times, sharpening hooks and re-spooling the reels, when spring thaws us out it’s time to hit the water. Several small lakes in the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area north of North Webster provide excellent bluegill and bass fishing. The lake of choice for huge redear and bluegills, however, is Big Chapman Lake. Winona Lake offers very fine walleye fishing. Good bass lakes include Center Lake, Wawasee, Silver Lake, The Barbee Chain and Tippecanoe Lake. But if it’s giant northern or muskies you want, Webster, The Barbee Chain, and Tippecanoe Lake will provide memories to last a lifetime.

The Northern Indiana Fat & Skinny Tire Fest promises a fun-filled weekend of all-things cycling in the beautiful Village at Winona. Discover something exciting for the whole family, including; multi-length road tours, DINO-series mountain bike racing, kid-specific safety courses and bike activities, good food and live music.

The spirit of spring

As the weather begins to warm, local worshippers start warming up their boat engines. Dewart Lake, Lake Tippecanoe, Webster Lake and Lake Wawasee all feature unique boat-in church services held on the lake beginning Memorial Day weekend. To join in, simply anchor your boat near the “altar boat” or participate from the shores.

Celebrate the blossoming colors of spring with a visit to a local park. Delight in over 160 perennial flowers, shrubs and grasses of The Gardens of Central Park in Warsaw. Meander under the blooming Saucer Magnolia trees of Syracuse’sLakeside Park. And as the weather warms up, a walk along the Lake City Greenway could end in ice cream at Sweet Dreams.